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Earthquake: 2.7 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

October 23, 2013|By Ken Schwencke | This post has been updated, as indicated below.
  • A map locating the epicenter of Wednesday morning's quake near Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
A map locating the epicenter of Wednesday morning's quake near Mammoth… (Bing Maps )

A shallow magnitude 2.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning 13 miles from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:19 a.m. PDT at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 64 miles from Clovis, Calif., 65 miles from Sanger, Calif., 68 miles from Reedley, Calif., and 126 miles from Carson City, Nev.

In the last 10 days, there have been three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

[Updated 5:24 p.m. PDT Oct. 23: The USGS had previously reported the earthquake was magnitude 3.1.]


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